Mr. Hayes’ career showcases an impeccable record of accomplishments as a recognized technology industry leader, company and association founder, entrepreneur, senior management executive, advisor and much more.
He is the inventor of PC Modem and founder of Hayes Microcomputer which established Hayes modem brand as the market leader in 42 countries around the world. Mr. Hayes has served as a board member of public and private companies like Strategus Capital and Virtual Resources- a strategic management consulting company. He is currently the Chairman of the US Internet Industry Association, an influential public policy trade association.
Mr. Hayes is well respected for his advisory prowess in global organization management, market and technology development, planning, control of budgets and schedules, complex business negotiations and legal processes, standards participation, public speaking, media relations and influencing legislation for the benefit of the on-line industry.
He is an alumni of Georgia Institute of Technology
Mr. Johnston is a technology executive with an unusual breadth of experience leading technology groups... infrastructure, operations, software development, with an emphasis on bringing high availability and quality improvements for business critical, high transaction systems, while reducing costs.
At Wachovia, Mr. Johnston led infrastructure for the Shared Services Lines of Business including Deposit Systems, Check Processing Systems, Statements and Imaging, as well as, Risk, Marketing, Human Resources and Finance, and Corporate Communications.
Mr. Johnston was previously Director of Middleware Development and Infrastructure, Production Support and Market Data at Ameritrade Holding Corporation. Mr. Johnston represented Ameritrade to the Exchanges, NYSE, NASDAQ, and OPRA.
Mr. Johnston has played an important role in making Ameritrade to the leadership position in On-line Brokerage availability as measured by Keynote. At USF&G Insurance, Mr. Johnston managed a variety of groups including Integration Quality Assurance, Enterprise Application Integration, Messaging, and Document Management. He created and managed the Strategic Technology Evaluation Program lab which led to USF&G’s early adoption of the Internet. USF&G Insurance became the first P&C Insurance company to issue policies on the Internet.
Mr. Johnston built a small team into a $25 Million business unit with more than 60 consultants and a wide range of IT projects for the U.S. Department of State.